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Issues and mechanisms of accountability: examples from Solomon Islands paper

Larmour, Peter


Governments are being asked to become more ‘accountable’ to the legislature, to the media, to the private sector and to citizens. This paper looks at some issues in accountability, and at some mechanisms by which it can be achieved. It uses examples drawn from Solomon Islands. The word ‘accountability’ has several related meanings in English • actions be open to inspection and challenge • actions follow rules or expected standards • the financial books are in order. The South Pacific Forum...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Dept. of Pacific Affairs (DPA) formerly State, Society and Governance in Melanesia (SSGM) Program
Date published: 2000
Type: Working/Technical Paper


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